St Anton report and pics
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Mar-2012
Tony_H
Ian Wickham wrote: I believe Mrs W got a stiff telling off from Ian when she told him we had gone off piste onto non patrolled sectors. Oops.


Just a quick response about the chat I had to Mrs W ........ I had already had a chat at the beginning of the week with a few of the guys including Mrs W about being aware of the two weeks of warm weather St Anton had and then with added snow fall my reasoning was the pack could be unstable, I was more irritated with Mrs W that A: She did not know the Avalanche warning level and B: That she followed the leader with out thought of the conditions, Now Mrs W is not normally a follower which did irritate more than her skiing the off piste runs.
I maybe over cautious but I'd rather be safe than sorry afterwards.


4 out of 6 all agreed initially to ski it, there was no leader, although I am always asked to go first in the group if thats what you meant? Mrs W and Mrs H decided on the way back up to do it of their own free will, but your point is valid irrespective. I believe Mrs W said "I'll do it if you're doing it" to one of the group, not wanting to get her into domestic trouble of course. No one made anyone do anything, and a few times some of the group stayed on the pistes while the rest of us bobbed off the edge quite a few times.

Like Ellistine says, our ideas of off piste and the serious stuff after 3 hour hikes are quite different I am sure.
Mar-2012
Tony_H
bandit wrote:
Tony_H wrote:
Personally I'd have been MORE inclined to ski it if it was untracked.


That observation alone should be enough to make you stop and consider why a nice bit of pow is untouched.

If you want to pass outside the marker poles, treating the mountain as a Theme Park will not work as a strategy.


The remark was made purely because, as you know, skiing fresh powder is what we all dream about.
Mar-2012
Snapzzz
Tony_H wrote: there was no leader, although I am always asked to go first in the group




Yeah, you go first Tony and see if its safe.......pmsl
Mar-2012
Tony_H
Snapzzz wrote:
Tony_H wrote: there was no leader, although I am always asked to go first in the group




Yeah, you go first Tony and see if its safe.......pmsl
I think its more because they trust me to know the way!!!!
Mar-2012
Ian Wickham
Tony_H wrote:
Ian Wickham wrote: I believe Mrs W got a stiff telling off from Ian when she told him we had gone off piste onto non patrolled sectors. Oops.


Just a quick response about the chat I had to Mrs W ........ I had already had a chat at the beginning of the week with a few of the guys including Mrs W about being aware of the two weeks of warm weather St Anton had and then with added snow fall my reasoning was the pack could be unstable, I was more irritated with Mrs W that A: She did not know the Avalanche warning level and B: That she followed the leader with out thought of the conditions, Now Mrs W is not normally a follower which did irritate more than her skiing the off piste runs.
I maybe over cautious but I'd rather be safe than sorry afterwards.


4 out of 6 all agreed initially to ski it, there was no leader, although I am always asked to go first in the group if thats what you meant? Mrs W and Mrs H decided on the way back up to do it of their own free will, but your point is valid irrespective. I believe Mrs W said "I'll do it if you're doing it" to one of the group, not wanting to get her into domestic trouble of course. No one made anyone do anything, and a few times some of the group stayed on the pistes while the rest of us bobbed off the edge quite a few times.

Like Ellistine says, our ideas of off piste and the serious stuff after 3 hour hikes are quite different I am sure.


I think your reading too much into my post I am not blaming the leader as you told me you like a different leader every day so I am unaware who the leader was and any way it does not really matter, follow the leader is a normal term where one goes the rest follow !!!
My concern as I pointed out above was that the pack could have been unstable after the period of warm weather then snow and I also felt the need to respond to the "Stiff telling off quote".
We are free within reason to ski any where we wish, but we need to consider the conditions, that is my point which I made to Mrs W.
Mar-2012
Lizzie-B
Great (full) report, a good read. Loved the video good to see how people on here ski ( notice the non derogatory remarks) just sorry Mr W never got his 'moment' on the silver screen, but pleased you liked Austria Mr Wickham.Am thinking of it for next year. Not St Anton though.You must be pleased Tony that your planning paid off.
Mar-2012
Ian Wickham
Lizzie-B wrote:Great (full) report, a good read. Loved the video good to see how people on here ski ( notice the non derogatory remarks) just sorry Mr W never got his 'moment' on the silver screen, but pleased you liked Austria Mr Wickham.Am thinking of it for next year. Not St Anton though.You must be pleased Tony that your planning paid off.


I think like is a tad strong, but it was Ok ..... it's Austria
Mar-2012
Lizzie-B
I get your point - Only thinking of Austria this year because I have to go in half term ( I teach....I know ...will have to leave) but next year the French holiday zone is not so good- more off. Hope your knee is better !!

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